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The Single Jeepers, a group of single Jeep enthusiasts, had several rigs in the Aberdeen Founders Day parade Saturday, including this one outfitted in Seahawks blue and green.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD The Single Jeepers, a group of single Jeep enthusiasts, had several rigs in the Aberdeen Founders Day parade Saturday, including this one outfitted in Seahawks blue and green.

Good crowd celebrates return of Aberdeen Founders Day parade

The Aberdeen Founders Day parade returned on Saturday with a good crowd of viewers and a couple dozen enthusiastic parade entrants.

Parade organizers were a little on edge when the streets were dotted with just a handful of people, but by the time the parade started its crawl down Market Street hundreds of people were on hand to celebrate the first parade the town has seen in two years.

Organizers gave the Grand Marshal title to the large group of volunteers who worked the county’s mass vaccination site at the Port of Grays Harbor. More than 19,000 total vaccine doses were given at the site while it was in operation from mid-January to mid-May.

A good number of the parade viewers walked the block or so south to the vendors area on Broadway, looking through local crafts and getting lunches at a variety of food vendors selling everything from German sausages to grilled onion burgers to kettle corn.

 

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The crowd in the vendors area on Broadway Street made way for a couple of the parade’s Jeep club members to park their rides among the food and product booths at the Founders Day celebration in Aberdeen on Saturday.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD The crowd in the vendors area on Broadway Street made way for a couple of the parade’s Jeep club members to park their rides among the food and product booths at the Founders Day celebration in Aberdeen on Saturday.

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Brightly colored inflatable animals, swords and the like were popular among the younger revelers at Saturday’s Aberdeen Founders Day celebration.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD Brightly colored inflatable animals, swords and the like were popular among the younger revelers at Saturday’s Aberdeen Founders Day celebration.

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Polson Museum Director John Larson gives the thumbs-up as he pilots the museum’s old Hyster lumber carrier down Market Street during Saturday’s Aberdeen Founders Day parade.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD Polson Museum Director John Larson gives the thumbs-up as he pilots the museum’s old Hyster lumber carrier down Market Street during Saturday’s Aberdeen Founders Day parade.

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Cosmopolis’ first fire apparatus, the 1882 Old Tiger #1, made its way down Market Street in the Aberdeen Founders Day parade.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD Cosmopolis’ first fire apparatus, the 1882 Old Tiger #1, made its way down Market Street in the Aberdeen Founders Day parade.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
The Single Jeepers, a group of single Jeep enthusiasts, had several rigs in the Aberdeen Founders Day parade Saturday, including this one outfitted in Seahawks blue and green.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD The Single Jeepers, a group of single Jeep enthusiasts, had several rigs in the Aberdeen Founders Day parade Saturday, including this one outfitted in Seahawks blue and green.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
The crowd in the vendors area on Broadway Street made way for a couple of the parade’s Jeep club members to park their rides among the food and product booths at the Founders Day celebration in Aberdeen on Saturday.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD The crowd in the vendors area on Broadway Street made way for a couple of the parade’s Jeep club members to park their rides among the food and product booths at the Founders Day celebration in Aberdeen on Saturday.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Brightly colored inflatable animals, swords and the like were popular among the younger revelers at Saturday’s Aberdeen Founders Day celebration.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD Brightly colored inflatable animals, swords and the like were popular among the younger revelers at Saturday’s Aberdeen Founders Day celebration.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Polson Museum Director John Larson gives the thumbs-up as he pilots the museum’s old Hyster lumber carrier down Market Street during Saturday’s Aberdeen Founders Day parade.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD Polson Museum Director John Larson gives the thumbs-up as he pilots the museum’s old Hyster lumber carrier down Market Street during Saturday’s Aberdeen Founders Day parade.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Brightly colored inflatable animals, swords and the like were popular among the younger revelers at Saturday’s Aberdeen Founders Day celebration.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD Brightly colored inflatable animals, swords and the like were popular among the younger revelers at Saturday’s Aberdeen Founders Day celebration.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Polson Museum Director John Larson gives the thumbs-up as he pilots the museum’s old Hyster lumber carrier down Market Street during Saturday’s Aberdeen Founders Day parade.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD Polson Museum Director John Larson gives the thumbs-up as he pilots the museum’s old Hyster lumber carrier down Market Street during Saturday’s Aberdeen Founders Day parade.